Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

Disability Rights Tennessee
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217
Immediate Past Chair
Divorce Incorporated
318 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

YLD Produces New GAL Webcast

Thanks to the efforts of the YLD’s Children’s Issues and CLE committees, lawyers interested in learning more about serving as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) can tune in to a TBA webcast on March 4 at noon Central.
The one-hour session “Guardian ad Litem: Managing Your Child-Client, Third Parties and Opposing Counsel” will look at the responsibilities of a GAL, offer best practices for developing a relationship with the child-client and cover tips for managing parents’ counsel and third parties such as the Department of Child Services (DCS), Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and psychologists. Finally, the course will review the differences in rules governing GALs in juvenile and circuit cases. Register online to watch the webcast live.
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CAC Fundraiser to Feature Detroit Prosecutor

A conference and fundraiser for the Third Judicial District Child Advocacy Center (CAC) will be held Friday. “From Hope to Healing” will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crescent Office Building, at 615 W. Main St. in Mosheim. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Mulcahy of Detroit will give the keynote address at 9 a.m. A survivor of child sexual abuse, Mulcahy will speak about his experience as both a victim and prosecutor of child exploitation cases. A panel discussion will follow Mulcahy’s remarks. For more information call (423) 422-4446 or email cacmosheim@etncac.org. The Greeneville Sun reports on the event.

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